Adele Saccarelli-Cavallaro

Executive Founder/CEO
of Teamwork Wins Non-Profit

Adele Saccarelli Cavallaro is the Founder and Executive Director of Teamwork Wins Ltd. She studied Elementary Education with a concentration in Speech Pathology and Audiology at East Stroudsburg University while playing intercollegiate Volleyball (1984-87). She was the starting setter on a team that for the very first time won four consecutive Eastern Division Titles from 1984-87. She won 2nd place in the Region (1987). She received the ESU Coaches’ Award in 1987, Regional All-American (1986), All-PSAC Players (1987), All-PSAC Eastern Division (1986, 1987). She also received the Genuardi Award, Most Outstanding Athlete at Archbishop Wood High School (1983) and was invited to play soccer in Belgium with the VE Soccer Club (1983)

She landed her first teaching position preparing underachieving soldiers for basic skills in reading and Math in a Kansas prison (1988). Her second position was in Junction City, Kansas where she taught fourth grade in a public school (1989). She was the Head coach at Dominican College - Orangeburg, NY from 1992-1995 and also the Head Coach at St. Basil Academy – Fox Chase, PA. (2001-2004)

From 1996-2001, Adele was employed by Career Consultants/The Thomas Group, where she recruited, prepared, placed candidates, for interviews as sales representatives negotiated contracts and managed a large customer base with major corporations. This position gave her the opportunity to work from her home office some of the time while raising her two children.

Today, Adele has been creating pastel paintings part-time at her home-studio in PA.   Her pastel paintings, known as Adele’s Pastels, reflect themes from the earth and all who live on it.  Whether it is in intimate views of nature with reflections of light, portraits of animals of her travels or at her home with grass and fairies, she seeks to share the hidden places of nature and beauty of life.  She also counsels children and young adults and integrates the love of pastels and other mediums into her sessions.  

Her personal bio is located on the home page of our Teamwork Wins website.